Super League: Hull KR are the pride of East Yorkshire after beating Hull FC
Last Updated: 29/03/13 5:39pm
Veteran winger David Hodgson scored two tries as Hull KR got the better of city rivals Hull FC 23-10 at the KC Stadium.
The Rovers controlled the first half and led 12-0 at the break thanks to scores from Josh Hodgson and David Hodgson.
Jason Crookes pulled one back after the break, but further tries from David Hodgson and Kris Welham put the game out of sight.
Danny Tickle touched down in the closing stages for Peter Gentle's side, although it was only a consolation for the Black and Whites.
Both teams started with typical derby intensity and the first attacking kick of real note came after five minutes with Richard Horne unable to handle Travis Burns' high bomb, but luckily he regathered after the bounce.
In the next set KR's pressure told as Ben Galea knocked-on 10 metres out from a poor Tom Briscoe offload. A penalty followed and a couple of plays later Josh Hodgson barged over from dummy-half, exposing some week marker play in the process. Craig Hall added the conversion to build a six-point lead.
Hall then added a penalty goal for an eight-point advantage, and Burns, leading well in the absence of Dobson, provided a dangerous kick which gave KR a penalty close to the line. Some swift hands wide left by Cory Paterson and Hall allowed David Hodgson to slide in for their second try.
Six minutes later Crookes was brought down by a reckless high tackle from Burns. Just before the break Graeme Horne was penalised and sin-binned for a high tackle.
Hull FC could not take advantage as unstructured attacking play had Richard Horne's pass hit the floor before Briscoe was held on the final tackle.
Within the 90 seconds of the restart Hull FC broke wide left with good hands from Whiting allowing Crookes to dive over in the corner despite the attention of Greg Eden. Tickle missed the conversion to leave an eight-point gap.
Despite losing Burns to a shoulder injury a great pass by Welham had David Hodgson over for his second try, and Hall converted from the touchline to get a three score lead at 18-4.
FC fought back as Horne forced a drop-out for the Black and Whites with a neat kick that trapped Eden in-goal, but on the next set Welham comfortably took another kick by Horne.
Pressure from the Airlie Birds brought no points and back-to-back penalties for KR allowed Paterson to play an excellent short ball which saw Welham over for the score with 15 minutes remaining.
A drop-goal by Hall with seven minutes remaining added the icing on the cake for Rovers before Tickle grabbed a late consolation but Rovers went four points clear of their rivals with the win.
First Utility Super League
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield Giants24 - 24Leeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC24 - 20Salford Red Devils
St Helens44 - 4Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors60 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Salford Red DevilsvsHuddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red DevilsvsWarrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red DevilsvsWidnes Vikings
Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
Castleford TigersvsWakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
Widnes VikingsvsHull FC
Fri 5th Jun
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsWakefield Wildcats
Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Super League 2013, round nine
Wakefield have been confirmed as winners of their Good Friday derby against Castleford by the Rugby Football League.
Wakefield coach Richard Agar expects his side to be handed the points after the game with Castleford was abandoned.
Wakefield Wildcats defeated Castleford Tigers 37-16 in a match abandoned seven minutes before the end.
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